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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393603/evolution-of-stemi-network-in-italy
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Leonardo DE Luca, Francesco Saia
Italy has been one of the first countries in Europe to perform primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) and some regions are still a model for the ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) network organization. However, in Italy, as in other European countries, some regional disparities emerge that are related to geographical, economic, organizing, and structural issues. Although some regions have excellent STEMI networks, others still have to optimize their models allowing to each STEMI patient to receive the best reperfusion treatment...
February 1, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309567/current-and-future-cardiovascular-disease-risk-assessment-in-the-european-union-an-international-comparative-study
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Teresa J Mossakowska, Catherine L Saunders, Jennie Corbett, Calum MacLure, Eleanor M Winpenny, Elma Dujso, Rupert A Payne
Background: Risk assessment is central to primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but there remains a need to better understand the use of evidence-based interventions in practice. This study examines: (i) the policies and guidelines for risk assessment in Europe, (ii) the use of risk assessment tools in clinical practice and (iii) the barriers to, and facilitators of, risk assessment. Methods: Data were collected from academics, clinicians and policymakers in an online questionnaire targeted at experts from all European Union member states, and in 8 in-depth country case studies that were developed from a targeted literature review and 36 interviews...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190377/european-society-of-cardiology-cardiovascular-disease-statistics-2017
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Adam Timmis, Nick Townsend, Chris Gale, Rick Grobbee, Nikos Maniadakis, Marcus Flather, Elizabeth Wilkins, Lucy Wright, Rimke Vos, Jeroen Bax, Maxim Blum, Fausto Pinto, Panos Vardas
Aims: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Atlas has been compiled by the European Heart Agency to document cardiovascular disease (CVD) statistics of the 56 ESC member countries. A major aim of this 2017 data presentation has been to compare high-income and middle-income ESC member countries to identify inequalities in disease burden, outcomes, and service provision. Methods and results: The Atlas utilizes a variety of data sources, including the World Health Organization, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and the World Bank to document risk factors, prevalence, and mortality of cardiovascular disease and national economic indicators...
February 14, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067974/telomere-length-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Joyeeta Bhattacharyya, Keichiro Mihara, Deborshi Bhattacharjee, Manjarí Mukherjee
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a multifactorial disease whose prevalence remains unabated especially in developing countries. Both lifestyle factors and genetic predisposition contribute to this disorder. Though notable achievements have been made in the medical, interventional and surgical management of CAD, the need for its prevention is more important. Among other modalities, this calls for defining evidence-based new biomarkers, which on their own or in combination with other known biomarkers may predict the risk of CAD to enable institution of appropriate preventive strategies...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955719/impact-of-a-pediatric-cardiology-clinical-program-on-congenital-heart-disease-outcomes-in-guyana
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Debra Isaac, Vikhashni Nagesh, Alexandra Bell, Rodrigo Soto, Marisa Seepersaud, Kimberley Myers, Saif Zahir
Background: Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) in Guyana have not historically been managed with timely intervention, increasing the likelihood of serious, irreversible complications. In 2014, a pediatric cardiology clinical program (Guyana Paediatric Cardiology Steering Committee [GPCSC]) and partnership with International Children's Heart Foundation (BabyHeart) was developed to improve CHD care. Objectives: To describe the characteristics of CHD in Guyanese children and to determine the impact of GPCSC on CHD outcomes...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888531/post-cardiac-injury-syndrome-an-atypical-case-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Silvia Paiardi, Francesco Cannata, Michele Ciccarelli, Antonio Voza
Post-cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) is a syndrome characterized by pericardial and/or pleural effusion, triggered by a cardiac injury, usually a myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery, rarely a minor cardiovascular percutaneous procedure. Nowadays, the post-cardiac injury syndrome, is regaining importance and interest as an emerging cause of pericarditis, especially in developed countries, due to a great and continuous increase in the number and complexity of percutaneous cardiologic procedures. The etiopathogenesis seems mediated by the immunitary system producing immune complexes, which deposit in the pericardium and pleura and trigger an inflammatory response...
December 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867640/development-and-validation-of-a-teaching-module-for-echocardiographic-scoring-of-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis
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Nathan Stehouwer, Emmy Okello, Vedant Gupta, Alison L Bailey, Richard Josephson, Sri Krishna Madan Mohan, Mohammed N Osman, Chris T Longenecker
BACKGROUND: The Wilkins score and commissural calcification scores predict outcomes after percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty. However, many cardiologists are inadequately trained in their application-both in the United States where the incidence of rheumatic heart disease has fallen and in rheumatic heart disease endemic countries where training infrastructure is weak. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to develop a computer-based educational module teaching 2 scoring systems for rheumatic mitral stenosis and to validate the module among cardiology fellows in the United States and Uganda...
August 31, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696137/persistence-of-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-the-knowledge-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-five-years-after-coronary-angiography
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Anastase Tchicaya, Nathalie Lorentz, Stefaan Demarest, Jean Beissel
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are important causes of death, morbidity, and years of potential life lost in most developed countries. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to assess trends in knowledge of cardiovascular risk factors among patients five years after coronary angiography and to investigate the impact of educational level on knowledge level. METHODS: The study included 1289 of 4391 patients admitted for cardiac events in 2008/2009 at the National Institute for Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology, Luxembourg...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504231/poland-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
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Jacek Legutko, Zbigniew Siudak, Radosław Parma, Andrzej Ochała, Dariusz Dudek
For the last five years, invasive cardiology in Poland has developed extensively. Currently, 98% of the 161 Polish cathlabs operate in 24/7 mode, 37 of them supported by cardiac surgery departments on-site. A certification curriculum for interventional cardiology operators is supported by dedicated workshops and scientific meetings during national conferences. The rise in the number of coronary angiographies and PCIs was paralleled by an increased use of drug-eluting stents, bioresorbable vascular scaffolds and physiologic assessment of coronary arteries...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504225/egypt-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
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Ahmed Magdy, Ahmed Shawky, Ahmed Mohanad, Sameh Shaheen
Interventional cardiology procedures are constantly increasing in numbers and in quality, especially in developing countries such as Egypt. The numbers and types of procedure now available have driven development in the field and in its accompanying services. The aim of this short report is to present a review of the development of interventional cardiology in Egypt during the period 2010-2015 and the demographic, economic and educational factors that have affected this process. We collected and analysed data provided by different centres and from the distributors of intervention tools for the years 2010 to 2015...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344612/the-polish-interventional-cardiology-tavi-survey-picts-adoption-and-practice-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-poland
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Radosław Parma, Maciej Dąbrowski, Andrzej Ochała, Adam Witkowski, Dariusz Dudek, Zbigniew Siudak, Jacek Legutko
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have assessed the development of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in Poland since its introduction in 2008, and data on current TAVI activity or practice are missing. AIM: To assess the dynamics of TAVI adoption in Poland and to detect differences among Polish centres in TAVI practice and decision-making. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Polish Interventional Cardiology TAVI Survey (PICTS) was approved by the Polish Association of Cardiovascular Interventions and presented to all 21 national TAVI centres...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329235/improving-public-health-by-improving-clinical-trial-guidelines-and-their-application
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Martin J Landray, Jeroen J Bax, Laurence Alliot, Marc Buyse, Adam Cohen, Rory Collins, Gerhard Hindricks, Stefan K James, Sile Lane, Aldo P Maggioni, Ann Meeker-O'Connell, Gunnar Olsson, Stuart J Pocock, Michael Rawlins, Jonathan Sellors, Kaori Shinagawa, Karin R Sipido, Liam Smeeth, Richard Stephens, Murray W Stewart, Wendy Gattis Stough, Fergus Sweeney, Frans Van de Werf, Kerrie Woods, Barbara Casadei
Evidence generated from randomized controlled trials forms the foundation of cardiovascular therapeutics and has led to the adoption of numerous drugs and devices that prolong survival and reduce morbidity, as well as the avoidance of interventions that have been shown to be ineffective or even unsafe. Many aspects of cardiovascular research have evolved considerably since the first randomized trials in cardiology were conducted. In order to be large enough to provide reliable evidence about effects on major outcomes, cardiovascular trials may now involve thousands of patients recruited from hundreds of clinical sites in many different countries...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267469/acute-coronary-syndrome-quality-improvement-in-kerala-acs-quik-rationale-and-design-for-a-cluster-randomized-stepped-wedge-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mark D Huffman, Padinhare Purayil Mohanan, Raji Devarajan, Abigail S Baldridge, Dimple Kondal, Lihui Zhao, Mumtaj Ali, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in India, and there are likely more myocardial infarctions in India than in any other country in the world. We have previously reported heterogeneous care for patients with myocardial infarction in Kerala, a state in southern India, including both gaps in optimal care and inappropriate care. Based on that prior work, limitations from previous nonrandomized quality improvement studies and promising gains in process of care measures demonstrated from previous randomized trials, we and the Cardiological Society of India-Kerala chapter sought to develop, implement, and evaluate a quality improvement intervention to improve process of care measures and clinical outcomes for these patients...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260599/peritonsillar-abscess-clinical-aspects-of-microbiology-risk-factors-and-the-association-with-parapharyngeal-abscess
#14
REVIEW
Tejs Ehlers Klug
PTA is a collection of pus located between the tonsillar capsule and the pharyngeal constrictor muscle. It is considered a complication of acute tonsillitis and is the most prevalent deep neck infection (approximately 2000 cases annually in Denmark) and cause of acute admission to Danish ENT departments. Teenagers and young adults are most commonly affected and males may predominate over females. However, no studies of age- and gender-stratified incidence rates have previously been published. Furthermore, smoking may be associated with increased risk of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) development, although the magnitude of the association has not been estimated...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240041/credentialing-in-interventional-therapy-in-europe-comparison-of-curricula-including-endovascular-therapy-of-arterial-diseases
#15
REVIEW
Karl-Ludwig Schulte, Pia M Jungmann, Vladimir Makaloski, Lino Goncalves, Markus Steinbauer, Susanne Vonberg, Beatrix B Doerr, Ralf Langhoff, Frederic Baumann
The prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is continuously increasing. In addition, the treatment of PAD has changed substantially over the last decades. Novel treatment modalities and diagnostic tools were developed and endovascular therapy was established as a first-line therapy. In consequence, vascular medicine has become an interdisciplinary field, involving different specialties such as internal medicine/cardiology, internal medicine/angiology, vascular surgery, and (interventional) radiology. Attributed to the expanding field and to ensure high quality and standardized training, various curricula were developed...
May 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169119/reperfusion-therapy-of-myocardial-infarction-in-mexico-a-challenge-for-modern-cardiology
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Carlos Martínez-Sánchez, Alexandra Arias-Mendoza, Héctor González-Pacheco, Diego Araiza-Garaygordobil, Luis Alfonso Marroquín-Donday, Jorge Padilla-Ibarra, Carlos Sierra-Fernández, Alfredo Altamirano-Castillo, Amada Álvarez-Sangabriel, Francisco Javier Azar-Manzur, José Luis Briseño-de la Cruz, Salvador Mendoza-García, Yigal Piña-Reyna, Marco Antonio Martínez-Ríos
Mexico has been positioned as the country with the highest mortality attributed to myocardial infarction among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This rate responds to multiple factors, including a low rate of reperfusion therapy and the absence of a coordinated system of care. Primary angioplasty is the reperfusion method recommended by the guidelines, but requires multiple conditions that are not reached at all times. Early pharmacological reperfusion of the culprit coronary artery and early coronary angiography (pharmacoinvasive strategy) can be the solution to the logistical problem that primary angioplasty rises...
April 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145049/heart-disease-in-east-timor-cross-sectional-analysis-of-474-patients-attending-timor-leste-s-first-cardiology-service
#17
Elizabeth D Paratz, Noel Bayley
BACKGROUND: East Timor is a developing country and is a close neighbour of Australia. The prevalence of cardiac disease is unknown. AIMS: To describe the prevalence and patterns of cardiac disease in patients attending the first cardiology service of Timor-Leste. METHODS: A cross-sectional retrospective analysis was performed of demographic and clinical data of 474 unique patients referred to outpatient cardiology clinics conducted in East Timor from 2003 to 2016...
April 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881912/assessing-the-feasibility-and-quality-of-shared-decision-making-in-china-evaluating-a-clinical-encounter-intervention-for-chinese-patients
#18
Rongchong Huang, Xiantao Song, Jian Wu, Wei Huang, Aaron L Leppin, Michael R Gionfriddo, Yongxian Liu, Kasey R Boehmer, Henry H Ting, Victor M Montori
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using the Statin Choice decision aid to have discussions about starting a statin medication for cardiovascular risk reduction in Chinese patients with stable coronary artery diseases. METHODS: A prospective, pilot study of the Statin Choice decision aid in two teaching hospitals in Northern China was conducted. A total of seven clinicians were enrolled and underwent a 12-hour, group-based, in-person training on shared decision making (SDM) and the Statin Choice decision aid...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734640/demographic-assessment-and-evaluation-of-degree-of-lipid-control-in-high-risk-indian-dyslipidemia-patients-diverse-study
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Naresh Malhotra, M K Keshan, Avinash Agarwal, R Anil Kumar, Abhijit Trailokya, Kalpesh Dalvi, Suhas Talele
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD's) are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. Many clinical trials have demonstrated that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering, reduces the incidence of coronary and cerebrovascular events across a broad spectrum of patients at risk. Guidelines for the management of patients at risk have been established in Europe and North America. The guidelines have advocated progressively lower LDL-C targets and more aggressive use of statin therapy...
April 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664213/should-we-individualize-lipid-profiling-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Inger Sundström Poromaa, Jan Roar Mellembakken, Laure Morin Papunen, Terhi Piltonen, Johanna Puurunen, Juha S Tapanainen, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Eszter Vanky, Pernille Ravn, Dorte Glintborg, Marianne Andersen
STUDY QUESTION: Is it necessary to monitor lipid profiles in all young women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Lipid profiling is required when women with PCOS develop type 2 diabetes (T2D) or hypertension, but rarely changes clinical care before the age of 35 years. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: PCOS consensus statements and guidelines recommend that women with PCOS should be screened for dyslipidaemia every second year or annually...
December 2016: Human Reproduction
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